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CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment 
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CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment 

CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment  By Victoria PerezBridge contributing writerPublished Saturday, April 20, 2024 Celebrating its record-breaking Spring 2024 enrollment, TAMIU hosted a duck-themed celebration titled “Release the Quacken!” at the Acequia Fountain. Starting April 10, dozens of yellow rubber ducks, stamped “TAMIU,” were hidden throughout the University. With the influence of the University's social media accounts, students were encouraged to find the yellow rubber ducks and share their findings and experiences online, specifically on Instagram. This scavenger hunt lasted a week. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeRobber duckies, including a giant inflatable duckie, bear "TAMIU" in the Acequia Fountain on Thursday, April 18. TAMIU student...
CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week
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CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week

CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week By Juan Carlos PuenteEditor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, April 11, 2024 Among the many Barbie-themed events, a Bystander Barbie Greet Dot training took place with the Title IX Office during Spirit and Consent weeks. The early February event focused on bystander intervention training. Tutoring Services Coordinator Jennipher Ambrose is a member of the Green Dot initiative. Carlos Andres Mounetou | BridgeTitle IX and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Aleen Gutierrez speaks during a Green Dot training on Feb. 7 in the Student Center. “This event is to spread awareness of our Green Dot initiative, which is to lower the rates of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on our campus,” Ambrose said. The Texas A&am...
FEATURE: Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Internacional, more represent TAMIU in WBCA parade
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FEATURE: Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Internacional, more represent TAMIU in WBCA parade

FEATURE: Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Internacional, more represent TAMIU in WBCA parade By Ana VaraAssistant EditorPublished Tuesday, April 9, 2024 As the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade rolled into town, TAMIU’s Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi Internacional programs represented campus in the festivities. Amidst the many celebrations for George Washington’s birthday, the rainy day Feb. 17 parade greeted the team of dancers and the Recruitment Office; they were the 58th through 60th floats. Despite the gloomy weather, the dancers greeted paradegoers in traditional Mexican dresses and walked the length of the parade along with Recruitment Office representatives. Carlos Andres Mounetou | BridgeBallet Folklorico members Kaitlyn Lozano, left, and Destiny Sanchez, pose in...
FEATURES: TAMIU inducts new 2024 Royals
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FEATURES: TAMIU inducts new 2024 Royals

FEATURES: TAMIU inducts new 2024 Royals By Dora GuerreroBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, April 2, 2024 An annual TAMIU tradition since 2011 and formerly called Mr. & Mrs. TAMIU, the TAMIU Royals recognizes two students who demonstrate the Dustdevil spirit. The TAMIU Royals election results ended TAMIU’s Spirit Week with a celebration of school pride as the winners were announced between the men’s and women’s basketball games against Oklahoma Christian University in the Kinesiology-Convocation Building’s gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 10. Alicia Huerta | Special to The BridgeTAMIU Royals Rafael Contreras and Raiana Brown pose with their crowns and sashes on Feb. 27 in the Kinesiology - Convocation Building gymnasium. The candidates said they believe they can represent TAM...
CAMPUS: TAMIU hosts flu-drive during Spirit Week
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CAMPUS: TAMIU hosts flu-drive during Spirit Week

CAMPUS: TAMIU hosts flu-drive during Spirit Week By Juan Carlos PuenteEditor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, March 28, 2024 Consent Week provided free student flu vaccines through a Visit with Nurse Barbie. The Feb. 7 event was hosted by the Texas A&M International University Student Health Services in collaboration with the Campus Activities Board and Title IX office. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeJennifer Sanchez, left, gets a flu vaccine from TAMIU Registered Nurse Susana Rodriguez during a flu drive on Feb. 7 in the Student Center. “We decided that this is a perfect time for students to come by and get their flu vaccine, because flu is still around,” Associate Director of Student Health Services and Registered Nurse Marycarmen Salinas said. “So, many people are still getti...
CAMPUS: Consent Week offers fun, educational events
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CAMPUS: Consent Week offers fun, educational events

CAMPUS: Consent Week offers fun, educational events By Alexia AlemanBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Tuesday, March 26, 2024 The TAMIU Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance Office offered Consent Week. Throughout the week, events were held across campus to bring awareness and educate students about consent. Events promoted healthy relationships from Feb. 5 to 8, consent and roles as bystanders. Like Spirit Week, Consent Week was Barbie-themed. Barbie Cares About Consent, Ken-sent Cab, Healthy Relationship Barbie and Bystander Barbie were the names of some of the events held throughout the week. Alexia Aleman | BridgeTwo unidentified students pose for a photo during the This Barbie Cares About Consent portion of Consent Week in February at the Student Center. “The whole goa...
CAMPUS: Spirit Week kicks off with TAMIU’s Annual Cart Parade 
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CAMPUS: Spirit Week kicks off with TAMIU’s Annual Cart Parade 

CAMPUS: Spirit Week kicks off with TAMIU’s Annual Cart Parade  By Alexia AlemanBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Tuesday, March 26, 2024 TAMIU kicked off Spirit Week with its Annual Cart Parade competition. Several organizations gathered to celebrate Spirit Week while also competing for a chance to win grants for organizations. Each participating organization decorated a cart to promote its organization, impress the judges and show off TAMIU spirit. It is a Student Government Association tradition, so this year was no exception. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeBarbie carts, from left, Sigma Lambda Gamma, the Dean's Student Advisory Council and Hermana Organization for Women Leadership, are shown following the organizational cart parade on Feb. 6 in the Student Center. As this...
CAMPUS: DXN hosts recruitment artist activity
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CAMPUS: DXN hosts recruitment artist activity

CAMPUS: DXN hosts recruitment artist activity By Juan Carlos PuenteEditor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, March 19, 2024 In early February, TAMIU’s chapter of the Delta Xi Nu multicultural sorority held its recruitment event dubbed Unleash Your Inner Artist. The event allowed students to express themselves through art. In the artist roulette event, participants sat in a circle with 30 seconds to a minute to paint before passing the canvas on to the next person. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeDelta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority members and TAMIU alumnae paint during a recruiting event on Feb. 1 in Bob Bullock Hall. “We get to test your artistic skills just as we are testing our artistic skills, and it’s overall just to have fun and get to know each other in a quick activity,” DXN memb...
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